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James Arthur Edwards

Full length portrait of Private James Arthur Edwards, Reg No 49076, of the Auckland Infantry Regiment, - A Company, 27th Reinforcements. Killed in action in France on the 1st September 1918. (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1917). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-E3676. No known copyright.

Full length portrait of Private James Arthur Edwards, Reg No 49076, of the Auckland Infantry Regimen …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    • James Arthur AWMM
    • Alfred Edward Public - Lisa - Other relative - 24 April 2017 - Alf was born in 1901,ran away to enlist twice - he was too young. He is on Army records and on the Cenotaph in the AWMM under his assumed name - James and Arthur were two of his brothers. His mother's name was Jessie Craig (Janet, Jenette, Jeanette). He was my great-uncle. Source oral from his half-brother (my grandfather). His birth certificate can be found through www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz number 1901/1083
  • Surname
    • Edwards AWMM
    • Craig Public - Lisa - Other relative - 24 April 2017 - Alf was born in 1901,ran away to enlist twice - he was too young. He is on Army records and on the Cenotaph in the AWMM under his assumed name - James and Arthur were two of his brothers. His mother's name was Jessie Craig (Janet, Jenette, Jeanette). He was my great-uncle. Source oral from his half-brother (my grandfather). His birth certificate can be found through www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz number 1901/1083
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Alfred Edward CRAIG Public - Lisa - Other relative - 24 April 2017 - Family as other entry.
  • Service number
    WWI 49076 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J. Edwards (mother), 12 Hayden Street, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 49076 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Seaman AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

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Death

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  • Death
    1 September 1918 AWMM
    HavrincourtFrance AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bancourt British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM I. B 15. AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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24 April 2017LisaWellington, New ZealandOther relative
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